Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Top Stories

March 6, 2013

It’s a race for Mineral Wells city, ISD seats

Bennett challenged by fellow councilman in May election

By CHRIS AGEE

Filing is over for the May 11 city and school board election and now it’s time for candidates to show the voters what they’ve got to offer.

City Clerk Juanita Formby said one of the four expiring council positions will be contested.

In the city’s only council race in the upcoming election, current Ward 4 councilman Kevin Harrison will attempt to unseat incumbent Place 1 Councilman-at-Large Rick Bennett.

Bennett, who was elected to the council in 2011 along with Harrison, ran against former Ward 1 Councilman Bill Terry who sought the at-large position.

Terry plans a return to the local legislative body in May by running unopposed for the Place 2 councilman-at-large position, currently filled by mayor pro tem Margaret Hill Colton.

Colton, who did not file for re-election, was first elected in July 2000 and is the longest-serving member currently on city council.

Karium Carter, pastor of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and a native of Mineral Wells, is the lone candidate to fill Harrison’s soon-to-be vacated Ward 4 council seat.

Tammy Underwood has filed to seek re-election as Ward 2 council member and is running unopposed.

City officials in Graford, Gordon, Strawn and Millsap informed the Index they had no contested municipal races this cycle and will therefore not be holding May elections.

A representative from Mingus City Hall was not available Tuesday.

Mineral Wells Independent School District elections are also set for May, as two of three seats on the board are being contested.

According to Judy Brown, executive secretary to the superintendent, incumbent Scott Aaron and Paul Glenn Harrison are seeking Position 4, while incumbent Mike Tincher and Sunny Gail Lee are vying for Position 5.

School Board President Joe Ruelas filed to run for re-election to Position 3 and is running unopposed.

As council members approved at a February meeting, the Palo Pinto County Elections Administrator, Judith Evans, will conduct the city’s election as she first did last spring.

The Mineral Wells city council and MWISD will engage in a joint election, which will be held at the new polling place at the Palo Pinto County Annex, located at 107 N. Oak Ave, in Mineral Wells.

 

1
Text Only
Top Stories
  • bryan joyner1.jpg Back on the beat

    It is never too late to start a music career – or restart one as the case may be. For Mineral Wells High School Class of 1989 graduate Bryan Adam Joyner, restarting his is the case. He is once again making a strong push to get his music into the mainstream while performing wherever he can.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo 1 Link

  • FLIPPED TEACHING

    Teenagers seem to voraciously consume YouTube videos, whether watching Miley Cyrus and Pharrell’s latest pop music sensation, Jimmy Fallon and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s workout spoof or skateboarders wiping out.

    July 27, 2014

  • Barbara Dews and compost.jpg Inspectors return to health products company

    Texas Department of State Health Services inspectors arrived Wednesday to investigate a Mineral Wells-based natural health products manufacturer, Metro Chem Associates, as part of ongoing Attorney General’s probe into the company’s operations.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • kitchen fire.jpg Kitchen fire damages county home

    PALO PINTO COUNTY – For Garen Wyatt, of Mineral Wells, mid-morning Thursday turned into one of those days in which a few minutes proved the tipping point between bad and devastating.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • burglary suspects.jpg Police make burglary arrests, issue scam alert

    Mineral Wells police rounded up several burglary suspects this past week, each reportedly caught in the act.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • AT&T.jpg Trouble on that tower: AT&T customers continue to air cellular service gripes

    Despite assurances from AT&T earlier this month that ongoing network cellular service issues in the Mineral Wells area were fixed or soon would be, many local customers continue to complain about poor service.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Becky McDonald and Spot.jpg NO KILL ZONE: Animal shelter working with Humane Society to end euthanasias

    About mid-morning one day at the Mineral Wells Animal Shelter, Becky McDonald, shelter coordinator, makes some time to check phone messages. When she plays it back, it's a request for the shelter to pick up some apparently abandoned kittens.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry Jay Williams.jpg A stunning arrest

    After a brief scuffle Sunday morning, a Mineral Wells police officer stunned and arrested a man allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing a home.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • p-4.php.jpeg 'The Blessings of Liberty'

    An exhibit, “The Blessings of Liberty,” is now open for viewing at the Palo Pinto County Old Jail Museum and will be available through Aug. 2. It is provided and organized by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. A community grant from Humanities to the Museum paid for the exhibit. This is the third year outright grants have been awarded to the museum.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • SD Presentation 13.jpg Weatherford's ICI awarded new Lamar construction contract

    With construction on the new Lamar Elementary School expected to begin in two about weeks, the Mineral Wells ISD school board on Monday approved Weatherford-based Imperial Construction Inc. as the project's general contractor.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo 1 Link

Featured Ads
SmugMug


Click on a photo to see our SmugMug photos

Seasonal Content
AP Video
The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.